An Early Look at Phillies 2017 All-Star Game Candidates

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Apr 11, 2017; Miami, FL, USA; A general view of the MLB All-Star game logo inside Marlins Park prior to the game between the Miami Marlins and the Atlanta Braves. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 11, 2017; Miami, FL, USA; A general view of the MLB All-Star game logo inside Marlins Park prior to the game between the Miami Marlins and the Atlanta Braves. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports /
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Apr 23, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Zach Eflin (56) throws a pitch against the Atlanta Braves at Citizens Bank Park. The Philadelphia Phillies won 5-2. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports /

Starting Pitcher Zach Eflin

Zach Eflin hasn’t spent the entire season in the majors, but since his promotion, he has been lights-out for the Phillies. Through his first three starts this season, Eflin has a 1.89 ERA, 0.684 WHIP, and 3.67 strikeout-to-walk ratio. He leads all Philadelphia starters with 10 or more innings pitched in those categories.

Eflin’s stats could very well change by the time the selection for the All-Star Game rolls around. His knees could flare up again and he could miss the entire season. However, for the time being, he is one of Philadelphia’s better starters and a possible option for the All-Star Game.

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Seeing Eflin make the All-Star Game would be a great sign for the team’s rebuild. The 23-year old would be the second straight Phillie to make an All-Star Game in his sophomore season. Having a young, growing player versus a veteran making the roster is a lot more exciting to see.

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